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Our team

Our team

The Oak Church is working together with Mosaic Church, Leeds, and the Catalyst Network. We believe in clear submitted leadership. When the Bible talks about church leadership it is always submitted to God, servant-hearted, devoted, character driven and Jesus focused. There are many leaders at The Oak leading in various ministries but the whole team is led by the Senior Leadership Team - a team made up of leaders and elders (the role of the elders is to hold the senior leadership team accountable to the doctrine and direction of the church according to scripture).

The Senior Leadership team is made up of men and women submitted to Jesus, building His church and serving the world.

To contact a member of any of our teams, please send us a contact request here.

Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leaders take responsibility for governing the local church.

Chris Mason (on sabbatical)
Graham French
Elea Derry
Dan Kingsley

Gatherings Team

The Gatherings Team work out what happens in the spaces created by the Operations Team.

Dan Kingsley
Chris Mason
Emma Glass
Adam Glass
Ali Bowstead
Craig Bowstead
Emma Durrant
Emily Jones

People’s Team

The People's Team establish and manage the way that people interact and are cared for in the church

Elea Derry
Graham French
James Stuart
Mez Carter
Jo White
Matt Urwin
Lisa Mason


Chris Mason leads the Senior Leadership team and leads the overall direction of the Church. Chris is employed full time.
Chris is on Sabbatical until Summer 2019.

Elea Derry is one of our Senior Leaders and jointly leads the People's Team. Elea is employed part time. 

Chris Mason
Elea Derry